An orange gremlin lives at 1600 Penn
and we all read 1984 again.
In La La Land, the savior of jazz is white,
at least in Hollywood he didn’t win the night.
Vegas and Texas down and still no control,
military spending a massive black hole.
Anywhere is looking better than here,
Mars or the upside down or Scarif,
due North where there must always be a Stark,
or with Georgie, floating in the dark.
We listened to the female experience in #metoo,
though gender’s still too complicated to give everyone a loo.
Still, there is some hope, a blow to the rank and file:
Alabama did not to elect a pedophile.
Happy New Year, friends! I’m glad for you.
Here’s to 2018, and making it through.